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Interview with D.W. Moffett from ‘Switched at Birth’

D.W. Moffett is a very famous actor who started out in theater and was a founding member of The Remains Theatre Company. He is also very famous on tv and film. You may know him from his roles in ‘Friday Night Lights’, ‘Happily Divorced’ and most recently his role on the ABCFamily hit show ‘Switched at Birth.’

Could you introduce yourself?
“MY NAME IS D.W. MOFFETT AND I HAVE THE GOOD FORTUNE OF PLAYING JOHN KENNISH ON THE GROUNDBREAKING ABCFAMILY SHOW SWITCHED AT BIRTH!!”

Are you similar to your character John on Switched at Birth at all?
“YES….AND NO.  WE ARE BOTH A LITTLE HARD-HEADED AND THINK WE’RE RIGHT ALL THE TIME, BUT I AM NOT A REPUBLICAN AND WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT IN REAL LIFE I AM PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT MORE ACCEPTING OF THINGS THAN JOHN IS.  HE’S PRETTY CONSERVATIVE AND UPTIGHT ON A LOT OF SOCIAL ISSUES.  I AM NOT.”
What made you decide you wanted to take the part on SAB?

“I LOVED THE SCRIPT AND REALLY LIKED LIZZY WEISS (OUR CREATOR AND BOSS) WHEN I MET HER.  SHE WAS (IS) A BIG FAN OF FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SO I FIGURED SHE HAD TO BE PRETTY COOL.  AND GUESS WHAT?  I WAS RIGHT!!”

Did you know how to sign already or did you have to learn? How long did it take you to learn?
“I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO SIGN SO I GET A VIDEO EMAILED TO ME BEFORE EVERY EPISODE OUTLINING MY SIGNS FOR THE NEXT WEEK.  I LEARN THEM AT HOME AND WE HAVE EXPERTS ON THE SET TO HELP US WHEN WE’RE SHOOTING.  JACK JASON, WHO HAS WORKED WITH MARLEE MATLIN FOREVER IS OUR MAIN EXPERT.”
What should we expect from season 3?? 

“DRAMA.  DID I SAY DRAMA?  YES.  DRAMA.  AND MORE DRAMA.  AND SOME LAUGHS.  THEN SOME TEARS.  THEN MORE MORE MORE DRAMA. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!”

Do you guys ever play pranks on set?? 
“ME?  PRANKS????  NEVER!!!!”
Are you working on any other projects currently?
“NOT CURRENTLY.  I’M HOPING TO SHOOT A FEATURE FILM WITH MARK POLISH (FOR LOVERS ONLY) IN FEBRUARY.”

What is your all time favorite movie?

APOCALYPSE NOW”
Are you into sports in real life?

“YES.  AVID TENNIS PLAYER AND BODY-SURFER”

What career would you have if not acting?

“PROBABLY ADVERTISING.  THINKING UP WEIRD AD CAMPAIGNS.”
Have you ever had a weird fan interaction?
“FANS WEIRD??  NEVER!!!!”

Would you like to say anything to your fans/supporters?

“WE ALL TRULY LOVE YOU GUYS.  WE ARE ALWAYS SAYING HOW AMAZING THE FANS ARE FOR THIS SHOW.  WITHOUT YOU WE WOULD NOT HAVE THE SUCCESS WE HAVE HAD.  WE ARE GRATEFUL AND HOPE YOU ENJOY THE UPCOMING SEASON!!!  PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU LIKE THE SHOW ON TWITTER @dwmoffett #switchedatbirth”

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